We couldn’t resist revisiting the Accrington Observer’s merry newsroom just once more… to reap the wise words recorded by Liz Payne.
Observer staff demonstrating broad music and movie knowledge:
Mervyn – not really understanding the Star Wars phenomenon on the release of Episode I: “I don’t understand it. Is it just about spaceships chasing each other about?”
Mervyn – discussing how his sons like dance music and how he doesn’t understand it: “It’s just DJs doing a lot of shouting. You listen to a song and they just shout ‘Where’s all the noise on the left hand side?’ I just don’t get it.”
Mervyn trying to find out who (or what) Bon Jovi are: “I don’t know who they are. Are they a band or something?”
Demonstrating their intelligence…
Darren rings Pilkington’s Buses to query new service. Boss Ray Pilkington gladly hands over information and Darren says: “Thanks Ray… What’s your surname?”
Louise: “Margaret. That story about the bloke tickling the ivories. Was it a piano or an organ?”
Demonstrating tact, sympathy and diplomacy skills…
Phil: “Someone’s just passed away on a railway line.”
Donna wrote a story about mum and son who died in a fire. The other children put letters in the coffin.
Mervyn’s response: “What good’s a coffin if you’re being cremated?
The ‘did I really say that?’ moment…
Janet tells everyone about a court case she’s writing in which a burglar told police he was wearing gloves because he didn’t want anyone to see that he was wearing pink nail polish. After a general office discussion about men wearing nail polish Margaret points out that Eddie Izzard looks good in it. To which Mervyn replies: “Eddie the Eagle?”
Mervyn – commenting on story about plastic snowman stolen from pub and held for ransom: “Was it a real snowman?”
Louise discussed in great detail about going to see a dodgy businessman for an interview and how he sped off in his car and flashed his lights at her. Mervyn’s question: “Did you talk to him?”
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